GPACAC Committees | 2018-2019

To view a list of all committee chairs listed below, please view our Leadership Page
Admission Practices

The AP committee educates the membership on the Statement of Principles of Good Practice (SPGP) and ethical issues involved in college counseling. The chair of this committee handles all complaints concerning violations of the SPGP.

Annual Conference

The conference committee plans the GPACAC Annual Conference held every April and on a biennial basis works with MOACAC on a shared conference. The chairs are responsible for organizing committee members into sub-committees including: Evaluations, Exhibitors, First-Timers, Hospitality, On-Site, Programming, Publications, Registration, Special Events, and Counselor Outreach.

College Fairs

This committee develops an annual college fair calendar for 3 fairs in the member states (Kansas City, KS; Wichita, KS; and Tulsa, OK). Each site chair coordinates the local arrangements for the fair.

Communications

The communications committee is in charge of all publications and outreach of the association, including newsletters, brochures, and conference programs.  GPACAC publishes an electronic newsletter which features articles on organizational activities, professional development, and legislative concerns.

Governance & Nominating

This committee works closely with the Past-President, finding and representing a slate of officers to be approved at the annual conference.  The committee also solicits nominations and selects yearly award recipients.

Government Relations

This committee leads the efforts of GPACAC in influencing public policy as well as keeping all members informed of issues concerning our educational system.

Inclusion, Access, and Success Committee

The Inclusion, Access, and Success committee promotes, advocates, and communicates on the issues of diversity, equity, and access, ensuring equal access to post-secondary education opportunities in Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma. This committee assists in planning inclusion and access workshops and professional development.

Membership

The membership committee helps expand and promote membership in our three states.  In addition, they manage the database and keep an accurate record of the association’s membership.  

Professional Development

The role of the professional development committee is to implement professional development programs and workshops for members and non-members. The professional development committee is comprised of the two State Coordinators from each state representing the high school and college side.

Scholarship & Grants

The scholarships & grants committee selects one student from each member state to receive a counselor nominated and a student submitted scholarship. A minimum of five committee members from each state is desired. No in person meetings are required. Your time commitment is approximately 3 - 5 hours. Members will receive 20-50 applications in March and have three weeks to read and score them using a simple online rubric. The committee chair oversees the grant application and award process for High School Counselors to attend our regional or the national conference or to fund special projects/programs.

Technology

The technology committee updates the GPACAC website, creates online forms, maintains the e-list, and oversees all social media related to GPACAC. The role of the technology committee is to see that the image/identity of GPACAC reaches its entire constituency of Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma.